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don't want to turn this into pbs or "nightline." but if you would acknowledge, i'll do it for you, acknowledge the controversies, ask the tough questions, 10% of the time, it actually increases the credibility when the 90% of the time you want to say, isn't this exciting? isn't it great? isn't it a wonderful shared experience because there's still a kid in me. i still buy into a good portion of that. but i think the presentation of that drama needs to be leavened with a realistic understanding that there are flaws and issues out there now more than ever before. on network tv, a lot of hearts and flowers. on talk radio, on the internet and in parts of the press, it's turn under to not just critical, it's snarky as can be. you know, it's -- >> let's come back to nbc. what is the reaction of your bosses when you make this case? is there push back or institutional resistance to the kind of hard-hitting questions you're talking about? >> in fairness, because i have been there for more than 30 years. and i hope, although imperfectly, a few things you would like to have back or do differ
on pbs.org/frontline. >>> he not only stars as a navy s.e.a.l. on the big screen, he trains them in real life and knows all their secrets. ♪ at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reaso people are saying "progress-oh!" share your progress-oh! story on facebook. ♪ >> bomb! >> from the movie "act of valor" which starred actually navy s.e.a.l.s. the men who took out osama bin laden. joining me now is rourke denver. he wrote a book about them "damn few." there's a lot going on in the moment which comes into your sphere. i want to get through these quite quickly. >> please. >> first of all, have you seen e film "zero dark thirty"? >> i have. >> what is your take on it? how realistic is it? i found it utterly compelling, but was it realistic? >> i think kathryn bigelow makes great movies. you feel present, they're well made, i love the cinematography. the tactics of the s.e.a.l. component in the movie were strong. i don't think they're perfect. it is very hard to do that. but it pays homage to the folks that do that in that operation and that's the cia and intel folks. when s.e.a.l.s
with me around the table, gwen, of pbs, connecticut governor daniel maloy, jackie collins of the "new york times." when we went into the break, we heard the president say the republicans just aren't working with me on sequestration, the auto budget cuts and we had the republicans saying why won't the president work with us on this? in the end who gets the blame for this? >> this, by the way, is we can't do meat inspection and fly planes and send ships to the gulf. >> right. there's a lot on both your houses. the republicans come into this with the polls in the past and these showdowns which have become so routine, that they've come out the losers on this and they know it. they're at a disadvantage. any time the party that's power is in the congressional wing is at a relative disadvantage of the president of which ever party the president is from -- but the republicans have a record here. the polls have shown in the past they've been blamed more than the president and that's likely to happen here too. i mean if not -- just for the fact that last week they were on vacation all week, democrat
for the economy. >>> big bird, back in politics after mitt romney threatened the pbs star. the white house announcing first lady michelle obama teaming up with "sesame street's" big bird for two public announcements. they are encouraging kids to get active and eat healthy. >>> former first lady laura bush featured in the ad supporting same sex marriage. the respect for marriage features other republicans supporting same sex marriage. a spokesperson said mrs. bush did not approve of her inclusion or associated with the group that made the ad. she's asked the group to remove her name from that particular ad. same group behind the ad invited financial expert suzy orman to host an event in new york today. she talked about how banning same sex marriage actually hurts the economy and now orman's comments come at a time when the supreme court is considering constitutionality of the defense of marriage act. it defines as marriage exclusively between a man and a woman. it allows states not to recognize same sex marriage licenses that are issued in other states. so, suzy, good to see you. you're not
's a good thing. the network's third season had a regular viewership four times of pbs's regular average. >> i'm not convinced. is it worth the investment of my time to try to catch up? >> yes. >> as soon as i get a live i'll watch "downtown abbey." >> it's an interesting trend i think that now you can get these shows and watch them in a two-day window. >> this is the thing netflix has done with "house of cards" and a lot of my friends hunkered down innier bedrooms and watched the whole thing. >> did they hunker down, watch it and love it? >> the win is if people are signing up for netflix subscriptions to get this. remains to be seen if they'll make money off it. they're making high quality product. >> doesn't it shift the social media in "downtown abbey" don't you lose the water cooler aspect if everybody's watching it over the weekend? >> it's the new water cooler aspect. people are not going online and using social media because they don't want to know. ♪ la, la, la, la, la >> like calling in sick from work because you don't want to find out who shot j.r. >> you have to wait before
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for a very different reason. here's a reminder. >> i like pbs, i love big bird. i actually like you too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> big bird ended up in an obama campaign ad, which sesame workshop asked to be taken down, and it looks like big bird has clearly moved on. >> certainly has. >>> all right. he's charged with attempted murder. he's also a police detective and until today he was leading the oscar pistorius murder case. coming up, details on a shocking new twist. >>> plus, why jimmy carter says his grandson clinched president obama's re-election. the former president is talking to cnn and his grandson will join us live, right here in "the situation room." that's coming up. [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the all-new cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. ♪ for a limited time, take advantage of this exceptional offer on the all-new cadillac ats. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting t
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